The washing machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a modern home. So it is pretty important to choose the right model for your needs, and when it comes to picking between Bosch and Samsung, there are some pros and cons to each of the brand's unique takes on making this appliance. We have found that overall these two manufacturers make some of the best-reviewed and appreciated makers of washing machines
If you have heard of these brands before you'd be surprised that although they're great at making other appliances and electronics, they actually make some of the best washing machines on the market today. So we take a look at the history of both of the companies, their unique features, warranty, and other aspects that set them apart from each other. Even if this doesn't lead you to buying one of the brands we hope that it provides some info if you're looking to get a new washing machine.
Bosch is a German multinational engineering and electronics company with a long history of manufacturing home appliances. Founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch, the company has evolved over the years to become one of the world’s leading producers of washing machines, refrigerators, and other home appliances. The brand is renowned for its high-quality products that are designed to last longer than most competitors. Bosch has invested heavily in research and development over the past decade, and their washing machines are among some of the best on the market today. You will usually find Bosch machines with a brushed aluminum finish or stainless steel look, which goes pretty well with any type of home decor.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate that produces a variety of products and services, from consumer electronics to financial services. Founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, it has grown into one of the world's largest conglomerates with more than 80 subsidiaries and over 500,000 employees. Throughout its history, Samsung has become known for its innovative products and industry-leading technology.
The company has had many successes in the consumer electronics space, including mobile phones, televisions, laptops and other home appliances such as washing machines. Its range of washing machines includes top loaders and front loaders with features such as energy efficiency ratings, self-cleaning cycles and steam washing capabilities.
When it comes to deciding between Bosch or Samsung washing machines, it can be a difficult choice. Both brands have been long-time industry leaders in the laundry appliance category, offering high quality and reliable products. However, some differences should be taken into consideration when making this decision.
When it comes to the design the products are honestly pretty similar. They both have modern takes on the finish with nice clean lines and an attractive look for people to pass by. You probably won't spend hours staring at your washing machines but overall they both provide a nice look for any laundry room.
As mentioned before Bosch will usually come in a matte metallic finish, while Samsung might also offer colored versions. Personally, we find the Bosch look a classic that wins by a hair.... or thread in this example.
Bosch washing machines are renowned for their energy efficiency and low noise levels – perfect for households that need quiet operation. They also have advanced features like AutoDos, which dispenses detergent automatically, as well as VarioPerfect technology that lets you choose between speed or energy optimization when running a cycle. Additionally, Bosch models are built to last with durable stainless steel drums and rust-proof plastic bodies.
We might just give this category to Samsung though... directly due to the fact that they have the monsoon feature on their latest offerings. This is just the coolest-sounding feature and actually seems to be well-received. After researching it the whole basis for this feature is to help clothes dry faster, which is awesome because there is nothing worse than waiting for the clothes to get dry as it usually prevents your next load from starting. So we give this category to Samsung... not only because of the coolness of the name but because it sounds useful.
Both of these companies provide a washing machine that will fit most budgets, but we did notice that Bosch does start on the higher side for their entry level offerings. Due to this we would give this category to Samsung, because they offer washing machines that compete with lesser known companies at competitive prices. Bosch units are great if you have the money, but if the features are close enough we always will side with the best value.
When we did a couple of deep dives into the complaints and reviews online there was a bit of a trend. We found that although both of the brands had really high customer satisfaction ratings, there were a couple of times where specific lines and models of Samsung did run into a couple of issues. Now this will happen because of their volume of sales, as the more sales you do and the more models you make the higher the chances of issues. But it couldn't be ignored that there were just a couple of issues that bordered on sounding like a recall was around the corner. To note, Samsung did resolve the complaints.
Bosch on the other hand didn't have as high of number of complaints, but there were some complaints where people said for the money they weren't impressed. While this might be because their expectation being set based only on how much they paid it is still something that has to be noted.
So overall, no one wins really in this one.
Both of these companies offer a 10 year warranty on the normal parts of their washing machines, with some aspects and models getting lifetime coverage on the pieces themselves. There are variants of the warranty periods between models and years of purchase so we would suggest you look at the warranty offered fo your specific model if you are going to purchase one. Make sure you know exactly what is covered and for how long before you make a purchase.
Extended warranty is never a bad thing, depending on the coverage and pricing so always check if that is an option.
Bosch stands out for its quiet operation, with the brand's AntiVibration side panels reducing noise levels during washes. It also has self-cleaning filters that help prevent lint buildup, making maintenance easier.
On the other hand, Samsung offers smart connectivity options like Wi-Fi enabled programming and voice activation through Bixby. This allows owners to customize their wash cycles with ease while also providing real-time status updates on laundry loads. Additionally, Samsung’s digital inverter motor provides powerful yet quiet operation with fewer vibrations that help protect fabrics from wear and tear.
So for us, we would generally say that if you are looking for the best value we would probably suggest Samsung as they can fit almost any budget and have a great product. If money isn't an option we would probably go with Bosch because some of their higher end pieces look like they should be in a museum.
Bosch and Samsung washing machine models are two of the most popular on the market. Both brands have advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to weigh all factors before deciding. But honestly, it is hard to go wrong with either of these manufactures. They have both been around for such a long time, have sold millions of units, and have taken care of most of the issues that have arisen. We found them to be some of the best rated products when we did our front-loading washer reviews so we would be safe in saying that if you choose either of these options, you should be getting a good quality unit you can count on for years as they are both very reliable washing machines.